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america, our economy, our healthcare system, our partisan political ways. it has been a year since barack obama took the oath of office. sometimes his decisions as president have contradicted his promises as candidate. he even appears to be continuing some policies he once called mistakes. in many areas he has more than good made on his promise to change. fund amount fally change our country. obama for some he is exactly the president he said he would be, for others he is not. for voters it depends on what they thought they heard. tonight a unique hour. his campaign in a way that hasn't been told before in his own words. ee begin with one of the biggest promises he made to repair our image around the world. has president obama restored the united states prestige or damaged it with apologies? listen. (cheers) >> i will restore our moral standing so america is once again that last best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom. >> president obama em barks on the first european swing focused on the languishing glowing economy. >> if you look at the source of this crisis the united
care in america is one of the greatest threats to future of our economy. not just as a nation but as businesses and families. if we ignore this and walk away from it for whatever reason, we are going to face a crisis much much worse in the near future. the president understands that. we would not even be in this position of taking this seriously if he hadn't shown the courage to lead us into this debate. >> schieffer: let me ask you about ben bernanke. do you have the votes to get him confirmed, senator? i know you're one of the vote counters. >> well, i'm going to vote for chairman bernanke. i have some misgivings about fed policy and economic policy. but i really do have to say this man guided us through the worst economic crisis this nation has seen since the great depression. we are in much better shape today because of his guidance and leadership. i still have unanswered questions and many colleagues do. we will need republican support to make certain that we pass the clothe you're vote which is a 60-vote requirement when it's taken up this next week. i think that we're g
on one and kept off a plane. where america stands on a growing shortage of water. we use more than any other country on earth, but our supply is drying up. and it's 10:00 p.m.-- do you know kwr where jay leno is? >> what does nbc stand for? "never believe your contract." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's been at the center of the news since christmas day and today the man who allegedly tried to blow an american jetliner out of the sky was front and center in a federal courtroom in detroit. quietly listening to the charges against him. six counts in all, including the attempted murder of 289 people with a weapons of mass destruction. charges that could land him in prison for life. asked if he understood the charges, umar farouk abdulmutallab answered simply "yes." national correspondent dean reynolds was in the courtroom for the arraignment. dean, what were your impressions of him? >> reporter: well, katie, the proceedings lasted only four minutes and they sh
comfort is scheduled to arrive. they'll have more on good morning america. >>> let's take a look at our weather, here's justin. >> 6:30, just want to load up the maps we have from the u.s. geological survey. we have the worldwide network highlighting where the earthquake is taking place. 6.1, literally just minutes ago, out there. looks like little further east than port-au-prince, over towards the peninsula. but essentially we're checking out the shake map here. you can see where port-au-prince is located, just right there and the earthquake, again, about 12 miles underground, a little bit further to the east, needless to say, all those shock waves propagating themselves outward. we'll get more information with numerous cameras on the ground. we'll probably hear more reports coming up in the next half hour and again at good morning america. light sleet issues this morning. may have some pinging off your windshield and maybe even producing a glaze on steps, ramps and overpasses. we are above freezing for most places. about 33 degrees. light rain and sleet passing south of the city. this
values, principles, solutions being plugged in to meet the challenges facing america today. people in his state, they are listening and getting excited. >> sean: you've been having a big impact on these races. doug hoffman in the new york 23rd, what are your plans for this year? i know you got speeches and you traveling a little bit, are you planning to get out on the trail? >> i will. those who understand the need for our country to become energy independent, to allow security, national security and economic security via energy independence, those who get it, i'm going to be out there working for their cause. >> sean: when you say those who get it, that's interesting. i was interesting how conservatives stood up and supported doug hoffman while the establishment candidate, you know what they said no. will you pick and choose, even if somebody is picked by the establishment if there's a more conservative candidate, more in sync with your values are you going to step out every time and go with the conservative? >> i will. i've never hesitated to bucking the trend or the tide. >> sean: goin
of the earthquake victims. the president writes, quote, in times of tragedy the united states of america steps forward and helps. that is who we are. that is what we do. for decades, america's leadership has been founded in part on the fact we do not use our power to subjugate others. we use it to lift them up. at no time is that more true. if you are looking for a way to help, here are a couple ways to do it. and for a list of other organizations, help in haiti, log helphaiti.msnbc.com. >>> this afternoon president obama will commemorate martin luther king day by hosting a small group of african-american senior citizens and their grandchildren to talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement. this morning attorney general eric holder marked this day by volunteering with the youth services opportunities project. mr. holder and other volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring concer
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news. they even got a big contract. to help bring out gold in latin america. a winner, not a loser. i don't want you selling any of that. now, mohammed ali. time to file away the past as the immortal spice girls said. i'm kind of like -- which spice am i like most? moron spice. the market's throwing a sale. you should be shopping for sales. not run away from them. "mad money" will be right back. >>> coming up, catching fire? as the detroit auto show kicks into high gear, people are asking what will fuel the cars of the future? cramer goes one on one with clean energy fuel ceo to find out on the executive decision. >>> plus, job start. not all auto suppliers are created equal. cramer takes three for a test drive and pits their fundamentals against the technicals to pick a winner. on an all new "off the charts." >> later, stay tuned as we crank up the volume. cramer goes all out as the calls keep coming in. try to keep up on a high impact "lightning round." all coming up on "mad money." what are you doing...? calling chase sapphire, seeing if we have enough points to stay longer. now? y
over health care in america. his victory mashes the beginning of the great repudiation of the obama agenda in particular on the president's approach to fighting terror. joining me with reaction, a man who knows how to shake changes up in washington former speaker of the house newt gingrich. good to see you, thanks for being with you us. >> good to be with us. >> sean: i made a promise to a woman on my radio show today. i know you know about this. she say, i have to ask you, are you running for president in the next election cycle? she is from missouri. >> as i'm sure you've told her, because we've had this before. we will decide in february of next year. if there is a national movement for real change and a real effort across the country not just at the white house, but congress, state legislature, county commissioner, what we are trying to do with american solutions reach out to all 513 elected offices we will consider it seriously if we run we would love to have her help. >> sean: i predicted that almost with pinpoint accuracy. our friend says this is the harshest repudiation of a
happened here in mass mats can happen all over america! -- here in massachusetts, can happen all over america! >> sean: we are one day removed from the shot heard round the world the stunning come from behind victory by republican scott brown in the massachusetts special election. the sweeping victory by the gop in the bluest of blue states no doubt has democrats across the country extremely worried about their chances for reelection. on behalf of the rest of the nation massachusetts voters put an abrupt end to the democrats' super majority in the senate now the health care reform bill is in serious jeopardy. earlier today a defeated president began to back frank on his party threats of shoving health care reform down your throat. >> i just want to make sure this is off the table. the senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until scott brown is seated. the people of massachusetts spoke. >> sean: i doubt this is how the president envisioned celebrating his one year anniversary since his inauguration. americans are sending a clear message to the president and his allies i
for you. >> america, there you are. looking live at the smoke-filled back room where house and senate democrats will conspire to ramp through their health care reform package away from the prying eyes of you, the american people. now this, is the top-secret room inside of the us capitol. the final negotiations take place. in a stun break from tradition democratic leaders will reportedly for go formal public conference process to merge the bills. instead, secret deliberations will likely be held behind those closed doors, and that brings us to our headline tonight. democracy in hiding. the scheme developed by house speaker nancy pelosi and senate majority leader harry reed drawing heavy fire from republican who's will be locked out of these deliberations. and now, not only is this breaking traditions, democrats like president obama, well, he's breaking a promise, remember when the anointed one said this about health care negotiations during his presidential debate? do you remember this? >> not negotiating behind closed doors but bringing all parties together and broadcasting those nego
to hint an attack is in the pipeline. the simple answer is america cannot and will not win. he writes the tables have turned and there's no rolling back of the worldwide jihad movement. when this new front starts in yemen, it might become the single most important front of jihad in the world he was the so-called spiritual adviser to the alleged shooter hassan and we know his website and blog were being monitored by u.s. intelligence late in 2008 and into 2009, shep. >> then there was the information from this suspect's father. >> well, correct. a month later in november abdulmutallab's father went to the u.s. embassy in nigeria after a phone call from his son in which he said abdulmutallab said it would be his last conversation. he did not mention he wawas getting on a plane in the near future. he met with a c.i.a. officers. it reads in part: now, sources familiar with the meeting in nigeria say at no time did the father suggest his son might become a suicide bomber, but as you can see, there was pieces of information floating around the intelligence community late last year. >> kathe
, i'm even prouder. when the earthquake struck america went to haiti. as for our critics, they can go to hell. oh, and welcome to our show.: (applause). tonight, in a cable exclusive that heroes of u.s. air flight 1549, captain sully and co-pilot jeff skyles reflect on the one year anniversary of the miracle on the hudson and one of america's beloved tv personalities, bob barker shares memories of his legendary career and we are going to be joined by a man of many talents. fox news anchor kelly wright, he's here to share his inspire life story and he'll be performing with the little rockers. you'll wonder if he's wasting his time on the news desk, he ought to be on the road with us. if you'd like to help the victims. earthquake in haiti. the u.s. department of state suggests texting 90999, donates $10 to help with red cross relief efforts and go directly to the website at red cross.org and give much more than $10 and i hope you will. right now we'll go to fox news's own bill hemmer in haiti with the latest of what's happening, bill. >> good morning, we found the park today in the midd
clinton, boxer or briefs? in south carolina, it's graham or demint? >> only in america can laindsay gram be perceived as moving left. >> yes. we got in last night at 1:30, and, you know, i'm feeling a little loopy on two hours of sleep. she's actually loopy on eight hours so when she's on two hours, geez. >> you had to tie her down. she comes into work regardless. >> it's hard to be a best-selling author, but she handles it well. >> she'll be with us on monday, loopy and beloved. we have a lot to talk about today, and why don't we start with news and after that, we'll talk about leno, and looks like the white house may be reconsidering to try khalid shaikh mohammed in new york city. >>> president obama working to sell his revamped economic message to the american people. the president will be in baltimore today to outline specifics on his job plan. part of the president's larger agenda aimed at reducing the deficit, regulating banks, health care, into the fall mid term elections. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. i want them working with us to solve problems, facing working fa
. why is light versus dark still an issue? maybe the broader america doesn't understand lighter skinned black people were treated better because they were seen more proximate to the dominant white culture, given better privileges in slavery because they were produced by unions between white men and black women. there is a huge tension in the broader society. lighter skinned blacks are seen tore liked by whites. negro dialect, what does that mean? jesse jackson is one of the most eloquent men we know, so is al sharpton. they all ran for president of the united states of america. joe biden made the same comments. mr. obama needs to step up to the bully pulpit and not be loathe to deal with the issue of race and say this is a teachable moment. yes, we can can accept the apology of mr. reid. let's deal with light skinned versus dark skinned and teach america about some of these more vicious issues. otherwise they do look like hypocrites in my book. >> i heard so many people over the weekend say they were surprised by this but you cover the election, as did i. there were people who did not u
, america is not too keen on that either. according to a new gallup survey, 55% want democrats to immediately suspend work on their health care reform bill and consider alternatives. the only good news i have for the president is the week is almost over. there's a lot of football this weekend. apparently he couldn't let the week pass without talking about his favorite subject, himself. look at today's white house orchestrated town hall event in ohio. >> what does it mean for obama? obama is just trying to perpetrate big government. obama is trying to cut medicare. there's some who think if obama loses, we win. >> sean: joining me reaction to all this karl rove the architect. i guess talking in the third person -- did you notice how angry he was today? >> yeah, absolutely. he did try and cut medicare. there was a reason people were saying that he laid out a plan to cut medicare by 456 billion dollars. of course people were saying obama is trying to cut medicare. i was amazed about that speech, he went on to say, look i've been trarpbs transparent in washington that's why people
but apparently happening more and more here in america according to clergy, especially in southern california. these underground first communions and baptisms are happening in parks, hotel banquet halls and backyards. authorities say the priests are coming in from mexico and trying to raise money for their own parishes. >> sacraments are not to be sold. they're not to be bought by people. they're to be understood as gifts of god. and clergy who charge people for niece things distort the very meaning what it is for god to be a gift giving creature. >> reporter: father figueroa of the diocese is one of the accused. some clergy here in los angeles even sending memos to their own parishioners warning what he may be up to and trying to do here in america but father figueroa is widely popular in his own country of mexico. his own parish rolls right around 8,000 people. figueroa says he's only trying to minister to the community in the best way he knows how and doesn't believe he's done anything wrong. still no word if he will face official sanctions from the roman catholic church or his bishop. in
political parties facilitate that folly. in the america that i grew up in we didn't have too big to fail, we had the creative destruction of capitalism. we didn't keep weak companies, artificially alive. we let them go so that more dynamic companies with smarter business models and better goods and services could take their place, giving all of us a higher standard of living. we let the market and the consumer decide. we didn't force people to buy he understan understan understands-- edsels, if we had to we could live without chrysler and general motors, in the era i lived in, you got a mortgage because were you qualified not because you had a pulse. i wonder how america looks to our young people out of college or graduate school and many are forced to take jobs that don't require a college degree let alone a law degree or mba and many of them are up to their eyeballs with private debt while the government saddles them with public debt that will burd den them. we sacrificed for the next generation not stolen from them. instead of generational theft we need generational thrift. some young peo
. this document proves this white house is out of touch with mainstream america. it shows that the president is living in a bubble one that shields him from the economic and national security challenges that face this country. the official talking points split into three specific categories that the white house calls, rescue, rebuild and restore. each and every bullet point on this two-page document, simply ignores reality. take for example, the ridiculous an the president took strong and politically difficult steps to rescue the country from a potential second great depression. this is what the white house wants its surrogates to go on tv and tell you the american people? that we narrowly avoided a second great depression in the year 2009. could they get any more reckless and care less? yes. the document claims president has begun the hard work required to restore america's standing and leadership in the world. he's restored america's standing? i guess he could say that if by standing he means bowing to each and every world leader he comes into contact with. the insanity does not stop ther
the coast of central america and on into south america in venezuela, too. that happened within the hour. and it is -- spots like st. lucia is around that ring of islands. unfortunately, very, very serious earthquake. for us, we are seeing a change in the pattern. it has been another icy day. there we are. our temperature, our high temperature today made it up once again. only up into the low 30s with a lot of ice around it. that ice is not safe. 35 degrees. 11 days in a row now below 40. tomorrow, we may finally break that string. look at the morning low temperatures. pensacola has gone 11 days with the temperature of 32 or lower.ó our current temperature is 33 degrees on the way down below freezing again. look at the morning low temperatures in florida. 43 in miami. 23 in jacksonville. and there were a few records. not as many as yesterday when they were over 90 spots with record low temperatures, but, again, it's still a cool pattern. but it is beginning to break. the windchills right now, making it feel like it's in the teens. there was another freeze warning out for florida. we sti
disadvantageous dark skinned americans. white america americns are lessg to vote for dark skinned americans. >> despite the quote/unquote negro dialect, is there truth to what he said? >> it's stupid. first of all, if you're running for re-election and you have part of your electorate that is black, don't call them negroes. i don't think there's a double standard there. that is stupid. i don't think there's a double standard. i think it's a throwback. i think he misspoke and he's paying the price for it? >> in terms of what peter mentioned in terms of a light-termed bias, does that exist? >> look back in slavery and see that clearly. there have been many, many studies that show there have been, when you look at elected officials, peter has done a lot of research and stuff he writes for the daily beast are about this. elected officials are more likely to be elected who have lighter skin. these are not conversations people don't have. black people talk about this. white people talk about it. don't talk about it together. they talk about it. so i think what harry reid has done is sort of raise
" with diane sawyer and on "good morning america." >>> england is increasing airport security after that christmas bombing attempt. full body scanners will be installed at heathrow airport, the busiest in europe. the netherlands and nigeria both key stops for the bombing suspect, have said they will use the scanners on passengers heading to america. and tonight, the u.s. government is acting, as well, issuing new security rules for all airlines that fly into this country. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: dan, the new rules, according to the transportation security administration will stay in place for the foreseeable future and will be fe by most passengers coming into the u.s. from abroad. >> reporter: immediately after the christmas day bomb attempt, the government ordered patdowns and extra luggage checks for all travelers on international flights to the u.s. the new measures try to narrow that down to those who may pose the biggest passengers from passports from or traveled through countries that sponsor terrorism or suspect nations will be subject to extra screening. many other
revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing this morning, but with the windchill it felt like one degree above zero, very unsouthern but remember every state but hawaii has been experiencing freezing temperatures, it is just that some people feel it more than othe
to help. you have to help for that reason, and you have to help for america. we don't have health. what if something was to happen to mississippi or new orleans or any inner city in america? guess what? those people don't have health, and we're going to need help. so you have to help. just like we would need help if something was to happen to us. >> larry: tea you're a unicef am das bo bass dor. what do you have with you that unicef provides? >> what's the difference between this crisis and maybe the tsunami? after the tsunami we were able to prevent the death of any child in sort of the second wave of a disaster, which is bringing in supplies. we're looking at a much more desperate situation here. one of the things that we're sending over, which is sort of so urgent, the children of haiti before this crisis, as you were saying, were already in sort of a dire situation. kids who are malnourisheded are much more susceptible to suffer from disease. they're more apt to control call reor dis tear. one pact is about 7 cents. >> larry: show it to the camera. >> this is an incredible life-savi
, reverend sharpton, have you a majority leader, one of the most powerful people in america, going around using the term "negro dialect?" >> it's a concern, but whether or not it is enough to ask him to step aside given his record and the fact that he was saying why he felt his candidate can win. i might add, joe, we did not bring up trent lot, the republicans did. the republican chairman said we were raising a double standard. we did not use on senator reid what we used on senator lott. we didn't bring up lott. i don't know anyone who would have made that outrageous comparison. >> reverend, did you read what harry reid's reaction to trent lott's comments were? not to get too deep in the weeds here, but it doesn't help back up the point that there really can't be a parallel here. because obviously trent lott made the comments about strom thurmond that led to his demise and harry reid had a reaction to those comments and i'd like if we could put them up on the screen. he basically said he wouldn't do something like that, and that's how you play. in 2000, then senator-obama suggested -- >>
. >> sean: the failed terror attack on northwest airlines flight 253 has reminded america that soaring rhetoric and words are not enough to keep this country safe. despite sweeping changes made after 9/11 to the u.s. intelligence community and airline security, serious flaws still exist. yesterday afternoon many americans paused to hear how the president plans to address potentially deadly vulnerabilities. >> we are at war. we are at war al-qaeda. a far reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people than is plotting to strike again. we will do whatever it takes to defeat them. >> sean: all of that reads well off a teleprompter but will words translate into action? when the president laid out his plan yesterday, he did not fire anybody. he didn't call for new agency or reorganization. he didn't offer up any new legislation. he didn't announce any military action nor did he signal a shift in u.s. foreign policy. that same official believes the president is making changes to an -- to a system he doesn't necessarily f
-business. as for the number one priority, health care reform, america is not too keen on that either. according to a new gallup survey, 55% want democrats to immediately suspend work on their health care reform bill and consider alternatives. the only good news i have for the president is the week is almost over. there's a lot of football this weekend. apparently he couldn't let the week pass without talking about his favorite subject, himself. look at today's white house orchestrated town hall event in ohio. >> what does it mean for obama? obama is just trying to perpetrate big government. obama is trying to cut medicare. there's some who think if obama loses, we win. >> sean: joining me reaction to all this karl rove the architect. i guess talking in the third person -- did you notice how angry he was today? >> yeah, absolutely. he did try and cut medicare. there was a reason people were saying that he laid out a plan to cut medicare by 456 billion dollars. of course people were saying obama is trying to cut medicare. i was amazed about that speech, he went on to say, look i've been trarpbs transparen
of america's pre-9/11 mentality, former clinton adviser, fox news contributor, dick morris is here, happy new year. >> thank you. sean the us is tell worked? >> oh god, no. we had all the evidence in the world in guy was a terrorist. when the guy's father who is a distinguished person in nigeria, tells you his son is gonna blow up a plane and is in yemen now and they already have him on a list of half a million people. the only reason he's not on the list of 4,000 people, the no-fly list they restricted the size of the list and cut it back because of privacy concerns. >> sean: the number one job of the president is to keep the country safe. it is not to vacation in hawaii. not to pass health care. here's my question: examine and analyze his handling from a to z in this case? >> everybody is missing the key point here. they are saying the cia, fbi should have shared information, he should have been put on list and obama called it a systemic failure. that's not what it is. it is the result of a political reeducation this administration has taken the intelligence community through that says, don
my press credentials because there is no reason why i private citizen in the united states of america... >> i want to just, this is the part you're holding up credentials. he's in your face being overly aggressive here. then, you have the right to walk on a street. don't you? >> yes. any citizen as right to walk on -- anyone has right to walk on public streets in washington, d.c.. and approach a candidate running for elective office. the question the candidate has a right not to answer. and reporters are right to -- have a right to repeat their questions. i've spoken to cokely before. >> last question. we're running out of time. you only wanted to ask about comments all terrorists left afghanistan. it's a good question. she said she's not privy to the facts surrounding this incident of we have a picture. she's looking at you on the ground. >> i mean, she could have asked any, that operative working on the campaign what happened. she was walking a little bit of'd of me. she heard the clanging and she turned around when she saw that. i believe. i was on the ground. i don't know exactly
ourselves -- pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking america. >> the mission in afghanistan is undeniably difficult. and successful requires steadfast commitment. and insecures significant cost. >> we all stand shoulder to shoulder in the belief that healthcare reform is necessary and timely. >> american families and small business are still struggling as the white house response continues to fall short. >> bret: we'll reflect back on the biggest stories of 2009 with our all-star panel tonight. and look ahead to the new year. "special report" starts right now. >> happy new year. tonight we'll discuss some of the top headlines of 2009. including in-depth analysis of our top four stories of the year. afghanistan, healthcare reform, the economy, and, of course, president barack obama's first year in office. that is where our special begins. >> i barack obama will solemnly swear -- >> that i will execute the office of the president of the united states faithfully. >> that i will execuexecute -- >> faithfully execute -- execute the office faithfully
, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for the worse. rescue efforts face immediate obstacles with hospitals in ruins. the u. in peace keeping head
wins tomorrow the president will be badly damaged and all political hell will break loose in america. obama care could crash and burn. americans simply do not like the corrupt bargains being struck in the healthcare arena. louisiana, nebraska, far left unions like the seiu have all been bribed, bribed into supporting obama care. that is not change we can believe in. that is not hope of any kind. that is backdoor politics of the worst kind and the folks know it. on the economic front i believe the president is doing the best he can. but unemployment remains tie and taxes in massachusetts very high. thickthings are not good there. adding it all up big time political disenchantment. i know the bay state, i worked there for years and democratic party is very strong. so mr. brown is not a lock but he is ahead in the polls. late today, a survey by insider advantage gave the republican a nine-point lead and some obama people in washington reportedly think it is all over. but it isn't. so please check out "the factor" tomorrow night. we will be live and have the latest on the race. let's bri
bill. done behind closed doors. misrepresenting the healthcare of america. as a physician for 40 years of course i was interested in that that. when we saw the debt pimed on our children and grandchildren, i felt like it was time to more to say enough is enough. and the republicans, every time i looked around for help for missile defense or manned space flight, there was a republican there. well, maybe i need to be with people helping me and my constituents. that's what made me switch. >> i'm sure it wasn't the most popular decisions you made with the democratic leaders. we'll talk about that when we come back. i'm anxious to find out what did nancy pelosi say to you when she heard the news? that is what we'll check out. coming up more with congressman griffith. later songwriter mastermind neil sedaka. he has done it again. you find out later. ♪ love hurts ♪ love scars ♪ love wounds [ male announcer ] before you ever love it, the nissan altima goes through over 5,000 tests. no wonder it's ranked highest in initial quality by j.d. power and associates. it's quality you can love. l
in america and there is no significant effort to reduce the deficit and get us on a path to a balanced budget. we need to cut the spending. we need to have a line-item veto. we need to have budgets into law. we need a package of reforms that by the way, senator evan bayh and proposed just yesterday to get us out of this mortgaging of our children's futures. >> sean: last question. he did say at one point i do not accept second place for thist. is there an acknowledgement maybe there that he thinks at this point america is in second place? >> well, there's no doubt that unless we reverse our policies we cannot afford to have china own 800 billions of our treasury notes and 3 1/2 trillion owned by foreigners. we cannot, economic strength means military strength and vice versa we've got to restore our economy with jobs. >> sean: thanks senator mccain,. >> coming up much more on the president's state of the union address. reaction from sarah palin, pennsylvania governor rendell. frank lutz with the focus group life in philly many now time for our text voting poll. we are asking how you think the
and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears back in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killed more muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al q
's something i like to see and obviously a lot of my colleagues do, too. and i think a lot of middle america does as well. the whole issue of david plouffe coming aboard, washington and the media are fascinated by the cultive personality. and if president obama had already passed the health care reform and had an approval rating of 90% plouffe would still be brought in to help with the mid-term elections. axelrod is saying okay fly boy. time to come off the book tour and roll up your sleeves and get back into the trenches. he is a good hand but he isn't going to fundamentally change what is going on. he isn't giving different advice than david axelrod or robert gibbs. those guys come from the same place. it's interesting that this washington game, while it doesn't do anything different practically speaking inside the white house for the press and ultimately the public it resets the frame. in other words the press will writ something large into this motion that david plouffe has come into the mix and things are going to change because he is there. but that will actually help the obama adminis
real trouble for the president's health-care plan. >> republicans are claiming america is on their side. tracy potts has more from washington. >> massachusetts' scott brown says he is eager to become the next republican votes on health care. >> brown gives republicans enough votes to derail the democrats' plan. >> last night, a shot was fired around this nation, saying no more business as usual in washington d.c. >> the gop is calling his election a clear message from america on several issues. next they do not want this health care bill, it is pretty darn clear. >> there are a number of different ways to do it. >> we will move forward with their considerations in mind, but we will move forward. >> senate majority leader harry reid says they will vote -- wait to vote on health care until brown is sworn in. >> you may have more votes than we do, but if you do it all by yourself, the public is probably not going to buy it. >> a majority of americans oppose the health reform plan, calling it the most negative thing about his first year, but interestingly, health care is not the biggest iss
] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ >>> a special edition of "hardball" starts now. >>> america to the rescue. good evening, everybody. i'm david shuster in new york. the aid trickling in to haiti is becoming more significant by the hour. when you consider the latest story published tonight by the associated press. it's a story about the dead. the bodies are said to be everywhere. and there's little energy to bury them because the priority for most of the survivors right now is finding food, water, and some shelter. so the situation as the a.p. reports has become macabre with the living and the dead literally side by side in parks, plazas, and on sidewalks. the first quote in tonight's a.p. story describes the situation as overwhelming. a relief services representative said everyone has a scar for something because the smell sun bearable. you literally have bodies all over the place. the red cross estimat
in consumer businesses overseas especially in latin america and asia. however, the bank expects the north america consumer business to be hindered in the months and possibly in the next few months by new credit card legislation. a beautiful assets designated to be sold lost over $2 billion as asset sales and markdowns cut total assets of the pool by 2k4rr7 0 billion. the ceo, vikram pandit is speaking to analysts and press as we speak. i'll have an update coming up in just about 20 minute, but first let's go to bob pisani at the new york stock exchange. bob? >> mary, good to see you. boy, that senate race in massachusetts is the primary topic of conversation on the trading desks right now and that's because it could upset the political balance and influence health care legislation. take a look at hmo stocks and they're trading on the upside. why would they tread on the upside with health care reform, less competition and res regulation out there. >> humana is up nicely and they have a big medicare advantage program. look at other side of this. the hospital stocks have been under pressure
the united states of america. the longer it goes on, the worse it is for the country and the worse it is for the administration. >> bill: i do think that the media is consciously underreporting this story tonight. i don't think you will see it on many other broadcasts. president obama out today trying to convince republicans to cooperate with him. that was one of his themes in the state of the union address that the republicans are the party of no. here is what mr. obama said today. >> i know folks, when we are in town there, spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and interpreting which party has the upper hand in november and in 2012 and so on and so on and so on. that's their obsession. i'm not a pundit. i'm just a president. so take it for what it's worth. but i don't believe that the american people want us to focus on our job security. they want us to focus on their job security. >> bill: so my question is, do you believe the republican party is going to cooperate with the president. or, as we said, after the state of the union, they are just going t
on the at-home meth labs wreaking havoc across america, and one false move could be deadly. >>> plus, kiss and tell. the hair, the makeup. gene simmons' tongue. we go on the town with kiss to see how this decades-old rock and roll machine has become a gold mine. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, this is "nightline," january 5th, 2010. >> good evening. president obama admitted today that the u.s. government had more than enough information to have prevented the failed christmas day bomber from even boarding an aircraft. he said the failure of allhe agencies to share information was not acceptable and that we have to do better. in addition to listing further steps for improving the safety of air travel, he also put a hold on returning guantanamo bay detainees to the country where the suspect received his training. our senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has spent the last four days in yemen, reporting from what may be the new front line in the war on terror. >> reporter: we landed in sana
for the presidency and continues to be. >> bill: but generally speaking, liberal americans do believe that america is a racist society. >> i think that is true no, doubt. >> bill: and harry reid falls into that category and is from a state, nevada, with not a large african american population. but we come back to the central question if i had said that, you had said that, anybody who is not a liberal, we would have been just carved up. and not harry reid. so we are basically looking at a sew sigh city that simply is not -- at a society that is simply not honest, particularly in the media, we are just not honest. >> i think that it is not everybody in america who -- i don't think that everybody in america necessarily condemned trent lott. >> bill: no, the media did. >> media did and the democratic party did and the republicans couldn't stand the gaffe and he couldn't take it and decided to step aside as leader and that was basically the end of his political career as we knew it. >> bill: let's get to sarah palin signing on with fnc. smart move i think for the governor. do you agree? >> she is certa
oncenes, others are concentrating on relief efforts. >> ken is a regional representative for latin america. part of his job is to make sure that staff already in haiti are okay and to coordinate their relief services. catholic relief services has already committed an additional $5 million in response to the disaster. that will help pay for critical supplies. >> shelter, water purification tablets, plastic containers for water -- water is the essential item to supply in an emergency situation. >> some of the supplies are ready pre positioned in haiti. they will also be able to send in supplies from the dominican republic. that country had a mild hurricane season, so there are many supplies available. >> it is about a six hour drive. the road has been determined to be clear up to about 10 miles out of port-au-prince. >> more help could come by the way of a navy hospital ship. maybe it -- navy officials say that are poised to activate the ship if necessary. can be made ready to sail in five days. relief workers say if you want to do something, donate money, because monetary donations will get
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